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First look at Scientific Linux 6.1

Aug 24, 2011, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Scientific Linux is a distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Though often considered a clone of RHEL, Scientific Linux makes adjustments to upstream packages and the configuration which give it a personality of its own, one which comes across as more desktop-friendly.

The project's name sometimes confuses people as the distribution doesn't come with a collection of scientific software. Rather the name is derived from the labs which build Scientific Linux, not, strictly speaking, its function.

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